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Announcements

After school activities

After school activities continue this fall! This is a great way to get involved and to meet new friends. All clubs are held from 3:30-4:30 pm unless announced otherwise.*

Visit the Clubs and Activities page for a full list of clubs, meeting locations, and sponsors.


ATTEND DEAL’s INTERNATIONAL NIGHT!
November 15, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm

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Come and attend our annual International Night. Enjoy food, music, and cultural entertainment! Sign up to bring a dish / volunteer or Donate to the Albright Scholarship fund.


Spanish Movie night
OCTOBER 26, 2018 - 6:30-8:30 PM

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Head over to the Deal cafeteria on Friday, October 26 to enjoy a screening of El Libro de la Vida (The Book of Life) in Spanish with English translations. Parents, families, and siblings are welcome and snacks will be provided!


SHOPPING ON AMAZON?

Don’t forget to use the Alice Deal Community Association’s Amazon storefront when you shop. Using our special Alice Deal Amazon storefront when you shop earns the ADCA a percentage of our sales.

ALICE DEAL THEATER PRESENTS…

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Friday, November 2 | 6:30pm
Saturday, November 3 | 12:30pm


SMART TRIP INFORMATION

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Students who use Metrorail, Metrobus, and DC Circulator to get to school and school-related activities need to obtain a Kids Ride Free Program SmarTrip® card.

Beginning October 1, 2018, students will no longer be able to use their DC One Cards to access public transportation. The new card is separate from students' DC One Card.

If you did not have an opportunity to attend one of the Kids Ride Free Events and would like to request a Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Card for your student, please complete the KRF Request Form. Please note, this form is only for students who attend Alice Deal Middle School. We are unable to issue cards to any student not enrolled at Deal. Visit kidsridefree.dc.gov for more information, or email naima.chambliss@dc.gov with any questions.


Weekly Bulletin

October 21, 2018

Principal's Message:

As you know, this week marks the end of the first advisory. Our teachers and students have worked hard over the past eight weeks, and we have demonstrated growth in academics and in many areas of social-emotional learning. Although students are not in school on Thursday or Friday, we will host an opportunity for students to make up missing assignments on Thursday morning during Zeroes Aren't Permitted (ZAP). Thursday's session of ZAP will begin at 9:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. Students who need to participate in ZAP are required to arrive by 9:15 am. It is imperative that students are fully aware of the assignments they need to complete. Students should communicate with all of their teachers to ensure they have the necessary assignments for ZAP on Thursday.

Unity Day

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Wednesday, October 24 is Unity Day! We encourage all members of the Deal Community to wear and share orange to show we are together against bullying and UNITED for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Kudos to our grade-level counselors (6th grade - Camille White; 7th grade - Joy Monkou; 8th grade - Johnet Travers) for developing our advisory lessons for the week that will incorporate the theme of Unity Day: Be Kind.


Every child is capable of bullying. At times, popular and powerful children use bullying to maintain their power and popularity. Another possible cause can be the feeling of pain, pressure, or not feeling good about him or herself. Hurt people, hurt people. Children may project their negative feelings onto others, using bullying as a coping mechanism. Young people may also observe examples of bullying behavior every day through media, politics, TV reality shows, other kids at school, and even family dynamics. They may not understand that such behaviors are not acceptable anywhere.

If you discover that your child is has been bullying others, please assess your child's actions without rushing to judgment and focus on understanding the behavior that's involved before deciding on the appropriate consequences. We will continue to enforce the DCPS District-Wide Bullying Prevention Policy at Deal (available here in English and Spanish), and remain committed to working with families of the students who are bullying and being bullied to resolve issues in a caring, solutions-oriented manner. Our leadership team will receive further training from former parent and Director of the Citywide Bullying Prevention Program, Suzanne Greenfield, in order to proactively respond to bullying with trauma-informed practices.

Lockdown Drill

In accordance with the School Emergency Response Plan and Management Guide, schools must conduct two (2) lockdown drills during the 2018-19 school year. In coordination with "Safe Schools Week", all schools must conduct their second mandatory lockdown drill on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Please contact our Director of Strategy and Logistics, Kari Brandt (kari.brandt@dc.gov), if you have any questions regarding this week's Lockdown Drill.

Noche de cine en Español | Spanish Movie Night


We are looking forward to seeing the entire Deal Community on Friday, October 26 at 6:30 pm for Noche de cine en Español! We will be showing El libro de la vida -- The Book of Life. This free event is open to all Deal families and friends. Come out and enjoy a night filled with food and fun! 


Onward and Upward!


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